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Flotsam And Jetsam's Michael Gilbert And Ken Mary Discuss New Album "The End Of Chaos," Arizona Thrash And More

American thrash metal is truly as much of a treasure chest as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Just as the new NWOBHM had it's stars, so too did thrash and both contain so many excellent bands that don't get the recognition they deserve. One of the best examples in the case of thrash, is Arizona's own, Flotsam And Jetsam. The band's debut, "Doomsday For The Deceiver" was released in 1986 and has been hailed as a true classic of the genre by those who actually know what they're talking about. Since then, the band has released a plethora of albums, with mixed results, but always true to themselves, with their latest album, "The End Of Chaos" receiving critical acclaim and delighting fans across the globe.

This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the band's guitarist Michael Gilbert and new drummer Ken Mary to discuss the history of the band, "The End Of Chaos," the Arizona thrash scene and much more. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com since 2007 and a metal fan since 2001, going as far as to travel to other countries and continents for metal gigs.

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1. Kristian Wieda writes:

I agree 100% about Doomsday and also loved No Place For Disgrace. Makes me wish Newstead had remained with them. They could have ended up as one of the greats with even more great albums.

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2. The Striker writes:

I love this new Album. People make fun of me for still buying CDs but this one has been stuck in my car for weeks in regular rotation.
I loved the Doomsday and No Place for Disgrace. I got those in high school. I also loved Cuatro and Drift. I kind of got side tracked for about 18 years and realized these bands are still out there rocking it. Couldn’t wait for the new album to drop and when it delivered. Awesome stuff.

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3. Diamond Oz writes:

No worries Striker, I still buy CDs too!

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